For the past 10 years, Dr. Mullins and the team at My Family Dentistry in Powell TN have been offering new patient services to all prospective patients, regardless of age or medical condition. The philosophy behind offering new patient services to all clients is simple: provide the most comfortable dental experience to achieve the best results.
The comfortable dental experience at My Family Dentistry always starts with new patient orientation, which is your introduction to My Family Dentistry practice. For Dr. Mullins, this is an introduction to your dental needs. Before suggesting a treatment, Dr. Mullins accurately estimates the quality of your dental health by reviewing your medical history, testing for signs of gum disease and oral cancer, and performing dental x-rays.
In this video Dr. Wesley Mullins explains the details of the new patient exam at My Family Dentistry in Powell TN:
Medical History Review
Dr. Mullins believes that it is extremely important to accurately review your medical and dental history to better understand patient’s immediate dental care needs, so he can recommend the best treatment approach.
Testing for Signs of Gum Disease and Oral Cancer
Did you know that 80% of all Americans have some form of periodontal disease and don’t even know it? Gum disease can cause health problems beyond the mouth. Catching early signs of gum disease reduces the risk to the overall health and also helps you reduce treatment cost.
Additionally, according to a recent study, 25% of all patients who were diagnosed with oral cancer had no clue they were at risk. Dr. Mullins is committed to doing everything possible to keep you healthy, that’s why he uses the Vizilite™ system, the most effective oral cancer screening available today, to screen for oral cancer every time he examines a patient.
In addition to diagnostics, all of new patients at My Family Dentistry receive dental X-rays, so Dr. Mullins could detect any existing problems with your teeth, mouth, and jaw. X-ray images show cavities, hidden dental structures like wisdom teeth, and bone loss that cannot be seen during a visual examination.
Ready to make an appointment with Dr. Wesley Mullins at My Family Dentistry? Contact us today to schedule your new patient exam!
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